Grand jury probes Posada Carriles

A year after he was arrested on immigration charges, Posada Carriles is being investigated by a federal grand jury–but the media are no longer paying attention. From our sibling journal Upside Down World, May 24:

Convicted terrorist Luis Posada Carriles is being investigated by an El Paso-based grand jury [Prensa Latina, May 22]. Carriles just celebrated a year of incarceration in El Paso’s Federal Immigration Detention Center. The investigation seems to be centered around how Carriles entered the US without a visa in March 2005.

Amazingly, as of May 24, 2006 only the Miami Herald [May 20] has picked up the Grand Jury story. This, despite the fact that Carriles is a known and self-proclaimed terrorist. It has now come to light that Carriles illegally entered the US with the knowledge of an FBI informant [Granma, April 26]. Carriles cover was blown on March 31, 2005 when a Miami radio station blasted that Carriles was in the US and intended to apply for political asylum.

Here’s a great back up link [AfroCubaWeb] to Posada Carriles’— sometime called “the Osama Bin Laden of Latin America.”

Note that he is being investigated on immigration charges, not terrorism!

See our last posts on Cuba and the Posada Carriles affair.